Congratulations to Virginia Braziatis, RWJ Fitness & Wellness Center’s Personal Trainer of the Month for May 2015!
Personal Trainer Ginni Brazitis earned her Bachelor of Science degree in kinesiology, and Master of Arts degree in teaching (physical and health education), from James Madison University. She is certified in personal training through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and in CPR/AED/first aid through the American Red Cross. Her experience includes teaching physical education and health at public high schools in Hawaii.
As a former teacher, Ginni has the patience and motivational skills needed to help members achieve their biggest fitness goals. She specializes in circuit training, where variety is essential. Ginni focuses on keeping heart rate elevated during strength training sessions for an efficient workout. Her main concern is always injury prevention; she is also skilled at helping members overcome the challenges of post-rehabilitation.
Ginni has played field hockey since she was 8 years old and continues to participate recreationally. She was a member of the Waikiki Beach Boys outrigger canoe paddling club before returning to New Jersey.
Fun fact: Ginni lived in Hawaii for seven years where she competed twice in the world championship outrigger canoe paddling 42-mile race, Na Wahine O Kei Kai.
Despite enduring difficulties from hip issues, Ginni has remained physically active with the help of physical therapists. This experience inspired her to help those struggling with physical difficulties to reach their full potential.